1994 · France
Naomi Melville is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Claudine Doury, Raymond Cauchetier, Jeremy andreux, Clémentine Bal, and Frederique Loutz. Naomi Melville was born in 1994.
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant country in the development of modernism. During the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists.
In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, contributing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst many of others.